Describe the roles and functions of the nurse case manager in (1) acute care, (2) home care, and (3) primary care settings.
Often the case manager is a social worker rather than a nurse. What skills would a nurse need to have to better prepare to do a community health plan for a patient? Why are these skills important?
What are some of the approaches case managers use to promote the highest quality of care with careful use of resources? Think globally…how can palliative care and hospice services assist this strategy.
Reading and Resources
Chapter 1 in Fundamentals of Case Management Practice
Case Management Society of America
Pizzi, Michael A,PhD., O.T.R./L. (2014). Promoting health, wellness, and quality of life at the end of life: Hospice interdisciplinary perspectives on creating a good death. Journal of Allied Health, 43(4), 212-20.
Annicka G M van der,Plas, Vissers, K. C., Francke, A. L., Donker, G. A., Jansen, W. J. J., Deliens, L., & Onwuteaka-Philipsen, B. (2015). Involvement of a case manager in palliative care reduces hospitalisations at the end of life in cancer patients; A mortality follow-back study in primary care. PLoS One, 10(7)
Meyer, Star,R.N., B.S.N. (2012). Care management role in end-of-life discussions. Care Management Journals, 13(4), 180-3.
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